Recently the glorious Bohemian Goddess and I stormed through Anchorage, Alaska. While there we decided to do a café crawl.
We hit four cafes and thought we would give y’all a review.
Our first stop was Kaladi Brothers off 7th Avenue. We ordered the 4 cheese quiche and a hazelnut mocha to share.
Quiche: Bohemian Goddess-7 Wild Thing – 7
Mocha: BG- 9 WT- 9
Customer Service: BG-4.5 WT-5
Atmosphere: BG-7.5 WT- 8
We really liked it. There was awesome indie music, weird artwork, lots of walls separating sections, which we liked. Very modern, very relaxed.
Second stop was Steam Dot. We ordered an Americano.
Americano: BG- 8.5 WT- 8.5
Customer Service: BG- 6.5 WT-8
Atmosphere: BG – 8.5 WT-7
The music was good there too, maybe a little loud, but very good. There was a full bar there, which would’ve been cool if we were 21. Also, there was a Chris Evans look-alike. That was pleasant.
Next was Midnight Sun Café. I ordered the Wedding Cake Latte which was Coconut, vanilla, and Irish Cream. Bohemian Goddess order a Strawberry Guava Watermelon Red Bull Italian soda.
Latte: WT- 6.5
Italian Soda: BG- 6.5
Customer Service: BG- 9 WT-9
Atmosphere: BG- 7.5 WT-7.5
The place was cute, kinda hippie, relaxing. Plus they had Taco comics. Adorable. It was colorful without being overwhelming and, again, good music.
Monday morning before we left town we stopped in Busy Beans. They serve Kaladi Brothers coffee. So we knew the coffee would be good. We both ordered a quad-shot mocha. I got a ham, cheddar, spinach, and pesto Panini. BG got a turkey, pepper jack, tomato, mayo, and grey poupon Panini.
Coffee: BG- 9 WT-9
Food: BG-10! WT-10! (Soooooo yummy!)
Atmosphere: BG- 8 WT-8.5
Customer Service: BG-8 WT-8
It was a very open place. Had a kids section and everything. Cute artwork everywhere. The sandwiches took a while but were well worth the wait! Good music, just like everywhere else. Nothing too well-known, which we really enjoyed.
All in all, everything was way better than Starbucks and I don’t know why anyone would choose Starbucks over Kaladi Brothers. Seriously people. Drink local.
What’s your favorite café or coffee place? Please let us know!